viernes, 28 de julio de 2017

Review: Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur

  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (January 31, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433545918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433545917

Students of theology or any believer will find in the christian bookstores, many systematic theologies. Some will be very deep and philosophical, others will address practical and less dense aspects.
This systematic theology written by MacArthur and Mayhue has characteristics that make it very interesting: a) abundant theological quotations, b) explanations of complex terms and c) accessibility for all readers.

MacArthur, shows a Calvinistic soteriology, a dispensational eschatology and a scriptural perspective of God and man. Students of other theological schools can find in this work a reference material, as well a work to contrast ideas.

The book is divided into 12 chapters:

  • God’s Word: Bibliology
  • God the Father: Theology Proper
  • God the Son: Christology
  • God the Holy Spirit: Pneumatology
  • Man and Sin: Anthropology and Hamartiology
  • Salvation: Soteriology
  • Angels: Angelology
  • The Church: Ecclesiology
  • The Future: Eschatology
  • Appendix
  • Basic Glossary
  • General Bibliography
In each section, we find biblical material to know more about God and the Scriptures.
MacArthur quotes Pastor John Dick, answering the question "Why study theology ?, one of these answers is: "To ascertain the character of God in its aspect toward us."

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.